BEING THERE: Meek Mill @ Wells Fargo Center



Last night, Meek Mill, one of the most opulent and admired self-made rappers to emerge from the 215, brought the roof down at Wells Fargo Center. To be fair, he had some help: namely the likes of French Montana, Rick Ross and P Diddy. From the second Mill’s rise-to-fame introductory video played across a massive LED backdrop, his intense presence and persona threw the sold-out arena into a trapped out frenzy. His massive Philadelphia fan base came out in full force, rapping along at the top of their lungs to every single track he played out. Banging 808’s and trap snares ricocheted off the walls at the Wells Fargo Center as Meek brought out guest after guest, each one hyper than the previous. Highlights included French Montana doing “Hot Ni**a (Remix),” Lil Durk doing “This Ain’t What You Want,” and Philly’s own Beanie Sigel running down a medley of his Roc-A-Fella classics. At the end of the night, after a long parade of high-profile cameos and endless chants for an encore, Meek made it clear he had nothing but love for the crowd of fans who built him up to who he is today, and the massive crew that accompanied him. — DYLAN LONG